I like this short post. And it is far from theoretical. I remember discussing with atheists (or at least closed agnostics). Although many were pretty relaxed in dialogue, they commonly got rather irritated when I suggested that belief in no God is still an act of faith… just with a different object than that of a theist. I also suggested that atheistic secularism or naturalism can be thought of as, functionally, a religion (not an organized religion, typically) since it seeks to provide meaning for the adherent and answer the “Grand Questions” of life. The did not like such suggestions since they were emotionally invested in rejecting “faith” and “religion.”

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